Thursday, December 1, 2022

Procore Technologies announces the winners of the Groundbreaker Awards

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Procore Technologies, Inc., a provider of construction management software, announced the winners of the 2022 Groundbreaker Awards at the annual event in New Orleans. The awards celebrate the companies, projects and individuals that drive excellence across the industry. Procore Technologies selected 27 companies, projects and individuals as finalists for groundbreaking achievements. Kassy Morris, Head of Procore Construction Learning, presented the nine awards to the winners of the 2022 Groundbreaker Awards

Cloud protection firm CrowdStrike wins 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Award

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CrowdStrike, a cloud-delivered protection of endpoints, cloud workloads, identity and data, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has chosen CrowdStrike as a Winner for the 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. CrowdStrike is hailed for cloud security with CrowdStrike Cloud Security, its Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP).

Neuraptive appoints Dr. Robert Ruffolo to its Board of Directors

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Neuraptive Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to developing novel therapeutics and medical products to address the unmet needs of physicians and patients impacted by nerve injuries, announced the appointment of industry research and development pioneer Robert (Bob) R. Ruffolo, Jr., Ph.D. to the company’s Board of Directors.

Global payments company Visa announces leadership transition

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Visa announced the appointment of Ryan McInerney as CEO, effective February 1, 2023. McInerney serves as President of Visa, a role he has held since 2013. He will take over as CEO from Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., who has served as the CEO since 2016 and Chairman since 2019. Following McInerney’s hire, Kelly will take the role of Executive Chairman of the Board.

Memory storage company Solidigm appoints Woody Young as President

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Global memory storage company Solidigm has named Woody Young, a member of its Board of Directors, company President. In this role, Young will direct the finance, strategy, corporate development, human resources, legal, and IT functions. He will also lead the search for Solidigm's incoming CEO, in conjunction with the company’s Board Chairman Jung-ho Park.

Outseer hires curated industry expert Mike Dayton as Chief Sales Officer

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Outseer, a provider of payment authentication and account monitoring solutions, appointed Mike Dayton as Chief Sales Officer. In this role, Dayton will lead all direct and channel go-to-market teams in pursuit of Outseer’s mission to liberate the world from transactional fraud. Throughout his career Dayton has led sales and channel at security and tech companies that have delivered solutions to the enterprise market with particular focus on financial services.

pulsESG secures funding to respond to the evolving ESG requirements

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pulsESGTM, a public benefit corporation dedicated to empowering purpose-driven enterprises to manage and improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) footprint, received an investment from Workday Ventures and joined the Workday Software Partner Program. The new partnership aims to support joint Workday and pulsESG customers to better respond to rapidly evolving ESG management and disclosure requirements. The planned integration of pulsESG with Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management will allow joint customers to translate structured and unstructured sources of data into financial information for disclosure management and external reporting.

AiDash secures investment from SE Ventures to drive climate resilience

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AiDash, a provider of satellite and AI-powered operations, maintenance, and sustainability solutions, announced a strategic investment of $10m from SE Ventures, a global venture fund backed by Schneider Electric, the digital transformation of energy management provider. The capital will be used to drive climate resilience for utility assets by enhancing its AI-powered vertical SaaS products, like Intelligent Vegetation Management System, Intelligent Sustainability Management System, and Disaster and Disruption Management System. Power outages are becoming more frequent as natural disasters intensify due to the climate crisis.

Terraformation launches the first carbon-funded forest accelerator

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Terraformation, a global reforestation company, has launched the Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator, the first biodiversity-focused, carbon-funded forest accelerator program. In the next decade, the world will need thousands of new reforestation teams to capture carbon at scale and limit the impacts of climate change. The forest accelerator will help meet this need by providing teams with the tools to launch restoration projects and succeed at scale.

Why IT professionals want to quit their jobs and how to change their minds

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In the year ahead, over half (53%) of IT professionals are considering leaving their jobs as job satisfaction rates declined from 2021-22, according to Skillsoft’s 2022 IT Skills and Salary Report. That's troubling for many in IT leadership, whose greatest challenge is retention. One of the main takeaways from the research report findings is the ongoing strain IT departments are experiencing as they try to recruit and retain employees. The Great Resignation, a turbulent labour market, and insatiable demand for digital transformation have all contributed to what many in leadership deem their most formidable challenge, retention.